Spats (was Re: looking for different songs (not at all on topic, really))

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Sun Sep 5 21:36:22 EDT 2004

On Sat, 4 Sep 2004, Roger Burton West wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 04:06:36PM -0700, Ven wrote:
> > Spats are shoes? All this time I thought they
> > were some kind of fancy trousers! Dearie dearie
> > me. May I ask what kind of shoes?
> Spats cover the instep and ankle; they're worn over shoes to keep
> mud and other spray off them. It's short for "spatterdash".

As seen in various Disney cartoons - they're the things Donald Duck's
Uncle Scrooge wears over the shoes he doesn't have.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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